The Philadelphia 76ers announced today they will host a sculpture unveiling ceremony honoring Charles Barkley. The ceremony will take place on Sept. 13 at 12p.m. at the 76ers training complex in Camden, New Jersey.
Barkley, a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996, and spent the first eight seasons of his storied career with Philadelphia after the 76ers chose him with the No. 5 overall pick in the 1984 NBA Draft.
The hall of famer averaged 23.3 points and 11.6 rebounds per game during his eight seasons with the Sixers.
During his tenure in Philadelphia, Barkley was named an All-Star in five straight seasons between 1987-92, as the team reached the playoffs six times, winning 50-plus games three times.
Barkley ranks first in offensive and defensive rebounds, second in field-goal percentage, and third in total rebounds, fourth in free throws, fifth in points, fifth in steal, sixth in field goals, and eighth in minutes played.
He was named to the All-NBA Second Team three times and the All-NBA First Team on four occasions.
Barkley appeared in 1,073 games for Houston, Phoenix, and Philadelphia and was an 11-time All-Star, 11-time All-NBA selection, and won the 1992-93 NBA MVP.
Barkley’s No. 34 was retired by the team in 2001, and this sculpture will now join fellow 76ers legends Billy Cunningham, Wilt Chamberlain, Maurice Cheeks, Julius Erving, Hal Greer and Bobby Jones along 76ers Legends Walk at the Philadelphia 76ers Training Complex.